How to tell if the guy you’re seeing is ready to jump your bones or eschew your company for good? It should usually be pretty obvious, but with the rise of ‘playing the field’, some guys can get pretty sneaky about keeping their options open.
So, what’s a girl to do? There are plenty of articles out there telling you the signs to look for when he is into you…but ladies, guys can read those article too. They know how to play the game.
Here is a little list of tells that a guy can’t usually hide. If you spot one of these, chances are you’ve crossed into friend territory and your relationship isn’t going to shift any time soon without the help of excessive amounts of alcohol and ‘right-time, right-place’ manoeuvres.
Keep your poker face and suss out his moves…
1. He comes to you for ‘You’re a girl, what’s so-and-so thinking when she says…’ talks
Yeah. Unless his description carries insanely uncanny references to your own relationship, he isn’t talking about you. He’s plumbing your knowledge of the female brain for his own devious advantage.
2. If he doesn’t talk to you. At all.
Okay, this should be a no-brainer, but us ladies have a habit of convincing ourselves that the guy in question is lovestruck, timid and very, very shy. He’s not. If he wants to talk to you, he will find a way.
3. He treats you like he treats his friends.
You know. Drinking challenges at the pub, borrowing cash for the taxi, leaving you in the lurch at the bar to chat up the hot girl by the pool table… Either accept this is a friendship and nothing more, or have it out with him and accept the consequences.